StreetSpeed’s DD 500+ MS6 Build

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  1. StreetSpeed6

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    Hey guys! So I have been wanting to post a build thread for a while but felt I should wait since it was going to take a while. I bought my Speed 6 about 2 years ago with 170k miles on it for $3,500. Love the car but most of you know it’s screwed up and didn’t know since it still ran smooth just slower.

    Anyway, ill post up some pics soon of previous mods and the adventure of getting where I am before I dive into what I have in store in the next month or so.
     
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    All this started with just wanting a speed 6 I found. After basically a year I was fully bolted with dual magna-flows. Decided to put some titanium header wrap on the catless downpipe since I wasn’t putting any of my heat shields back in around the turbo. It still looks great so happy with it for my first time wrapping something.

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    V-band FTW (Just try to ignore all the ugly factory heat crap on the firewall)
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    This fmic is off a friend’s mitsubishi eclipse haha Took a bit to fit it since it was universal when he got it and had cut it all to fit already, but it’s on nonetheless. Plan to cut out the crash bar and put a nice mishimoto core in in the future.

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    So working towards my build I bought some much needed coilovers and got rid of all the rediculously screwed up old stuff. 21A3DDE0-A424-4E62-ADD9-9D190753DD4C.jpeg 8EB84047-3B07-4E21-98AB-7D3DBD75C0DC.jpeg
    For anyone doing this on here who hasn’t, just let it be known that the rear upper shock bolts are a royal pain to say the least. Just drop the subframe a few inches to help get some room, but it is still pretty tight imo. ALSO, I didn’t tighten the main bolt tight enough that holds the shock to the mounting plate and take it from me when I say it’s a noisy mistake. Haha Guess the angle of it as best as possible and tighten that bad boy down tight before putting it back in.
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    Well worth it in the end though and even though I only had the money for Raceland’s, they actually have been great so far. Only complaint really is that they won’t sit very high even adjusted all the way up and they would be too soft for track use.
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    Moving on the the present... 8E7D4AF3-BB5C-4C08-B53A-DB8ADA1E57DE.jpeg I know these are some long posts but im wanting to keep a record of what has been done and show the progress as I go. My car has been burning/leaking (it’s a combination but mostly burning I think) an insane 4-6qts per oil change depending on if I drive out of boost mostly. Thanks to @Bigelow for selling his internals to me and giving me some extras! Huge help man and very appreciative....

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    These were with the valvesprings and I might be having a dumb moment but does anyone know what they are? We spoke on the phone about “buckets” in the head that might need replaced and didn’t know if these where the “buckets” or just broken stuff from the head getting messed up.
     
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    @StreetSpeed6 those are called keepers they go to the top of the valve stem grooves inside of the retainer to lock the valve and spring together.

    shown here at the top
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    Valve buckets are used to set valve lash for clearance

    Valve buckets look like this:
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    This is the buckets atop of the valve assembly:
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    Pay no attention to the numbers that is for the head bolt/studs torque sequence
     
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    Thanks man I appreciate the enlightenment! Haha I don’t know much about internals tbo other than the more common knowledge/obvious things lol Since the retainers are titanium I wonder if those would be then as well...
     
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    @StreetSpeed6 np. hard to tell but looks like a supertech kit
     
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    I know they’re bigger than stock valves and the springs and retainers are a Crower kit. That’s what Bigelow said anyway. If I remember right the valves actually said manley on them tho.
     
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    +1 mm manley valves. Springs are crower ti retainers.
     
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    Thanks man I dropped off all my parts to my builder so can’t look at them anymore
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    Made a bit of time to work on the car today and pulled the calipers and rotors off along with loosening up some stuff. Only had about 30 mins so didn’t get a lot done but found this while I was pulling stuff off the other day.

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    I will be testing out the new wilwoods before long to see how much work they will need to fit so will post more about that here sometime soon. Working 60 hours doesn’t leave much time to really make a lit of progress since I also am working in my gravel driveway.
     
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    Figured I would give an update. With the little time I have had each day I finally got my motor out so that is a relief. Will be tearing down to a longblock tomorrow most likely and will hopefully drop it off to my builder on Tuesday.

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    Feel free to give input on color ideas for the engine pieces im going to paint. I am wanting to do 2 colors. First being on the valve cover, intake mani, and timing cover, and the second being on the intercooler piping going over the engine and the air intake.

    I am thinking a nice darker red and chrome piping or a gunmetal grey with black or red piping. Let me know your thoughts.
     
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    So ik not much of an update but I have my motor broke down and just can’t seem to get the fuel rail torx bolts out. I keep snapping off the ends of the bits! Anyone know which ones to buy that won’t snap off or twist? These are two of the 3 that I have broke brand new already and had to return.
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    Here is some more pics of the chaos. Don’t know how normal it is for carbon build up but this seemed a bit ridiculous of an amount imo.
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